Oil and gas: a soaring risk

After coal, the oil and gas sector is lining up to be the next focus of insurer divestment. But can US insurers really afford to chop this all-American sector from their businesses? Sarfraz Thind reports


Insurtech weekly: Axa, Hiscox, Tinubu Square, Société Générale Assurances,

InsuranceERM rounds up the latest developments in the fast-moving world of insurtech


Aegon, L&G included in digital leaders index

Equity analysts create basket of 40 EU tech leaders


Insurers weigh up hedges against regulatory curve

Early in November Eiopa unveiled the paper which determines the length and the method for extrapolation and sets the figures used to calculate the volatility adjustment. Finally insurers can roll out their hedging plans, as Hugo Coelho reports


Will Solvency II boost the growing life ILS market?

Life insurance securitisation has made a comeback since 2008, albeit in a different form. With Solvency II rules predicted to push life companies to transfer risk off their books, participants hope life ILS could grow to rival cat bonds. Sarfraz Thind reports


Barnett Waddingham recruits head of insurance consulting

Scott Eason joins from Société Générale


Generali places €1.25bn bond

Issuance was 7.5 times oversubscribed


Aegon transfers €1.4bn of longevity risk

Insurer looks to reduce risk from future improvements in Dutch longevity


Protests against FTT build up steam

Europe's Financial Transaction Tax has now been adopted by 11 states. Many insurers argue that the tax will make running their businesses more difficult and costly -- to the detriment of their customers. With less than six months left until the official implementation date, Sarfraz Thind looks at whether the industry has time to make its voice heard


Generating return in a cold climate

Low interest rates are prompting insurers to look to further afield in their hunt for yield. For those with resources and dedication, two major areas of focus right now are corporate loans and infrastructure lending. But are these the assets of the future that many say they are? Sarfraz Thind reports